Community Open Day 11th June 2016

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Join us for Free fun activities for all ages!

on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 10am to 3pm

at Staffordshire University and
Stoke Sixth Form College,

Leek Rd, Shelton ST4 2DF

 

At Stoke Sixth Form College

  • Hands on Clay workshops with BCB and Stoke on Trent Museum Service

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BCB logo Print

 

 

 

  • Dance workshops with Sixth Form College students – Lindy Hop, Charleston and Salsa
  • Art exhibition – students from the Sixth Form College and local schools
  • Craft stall
  • Samba workshop
  • film/ media activity
  • Face painting

Science Centre Plaza

ice cream

  • Bouncy castle
  • Ice Cream from Lolapalooza

 

 

LRV, Staffordshire University

eddie izzardStaffordshire University Science Centre

  • campus tours –  book in at the Science Centre
  • subject talks –  book in at the Science Centre
  • Show and Tell degree show tours –  book in at the Science Centre
  • information and plans for developments on campus and in the University Quarter

show and tellStaffordshire University Sports Centre

  • sports and class demos
  • Labyrinth walk

Coalport Community Garden at Staffordshire University

  • food and drink stands
  • access to walks on the Nature Reserve and along the River Trent

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Community Open Day April 2016

We are excited to have Jim from the BBC’s Great Pottery Thrown Down with us on Saturday 23rd April.
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 At 11am and 11:30am Jim will be giving a talk and pottery demonstration.
At 1pm we will have live music from Jim with his band Slim Jim and the Wildcards.
During the day you can take part in lots of FREE activities:

10-3
  • have a campus tour starting from the Science Centresports centre activities
  • hear a University talk on a wide range of subjects – book in at the Science Centre
  • view plans & find out more about developments on campus in the Science Centre
  • grab a bite to eat or a drink in the Coalport Community Garden
  • take part in Charity Sports competition and see activity demos in the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre

10.30 – 12.30 take a Labyrinth Walk with Prof Bernard Moss in the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre Sports

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11-3 in the LRV

  • have your face paintedface paint
  • learn about the Big Read summer literacy programme
  • find out how you can get involved in local community action with UniQ CAN
  • share your ideas for My Stoke Community Archaeology in Stoke on Trent

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CLAY

12-3pm do a hands on Creative Clay workshop in the LRV

 

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1-1.30pm relax with Midday Meditation at 1pm for half an hour led by Kitty Reim (over 18) Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre

Literature on Your Doorstep

2-3pm

Hear a lecture on “Literature on Your Doorstep – Stoke-in-Print with Dr Catherine Burgass in room B169 in the Brindley building

 

 

For more information contact transformation@staffs.ac.uk or call 01782 294345.

 

“Shell” exhibition at Spode

  • Event date: June 26, 2015
  • Event time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Private view
then open until the 11th July on Thursdays to Saturdays 12-5pm
Building 6, Spode works, ST4 1QD

FRONT FLYER idea-2 copyA group of artists explores the myth of the Potemkin Villlage – a fake settlement, in relation to the curation of heritage sites.

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Battle Lines exhibition

  • Event time: May 29, 2015 to June 27, 2015

BATTLE LINES exhibition

29th May – 27th June with Public Preview – 29th May 6pm-9pm

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Battle Lines seeks to explore the collisions of humans and landscape, and the ways in which artists working today interpret the spaces in which we live.

 

The works in this show seek to remove the stillness often prevalent in traditional landscape representation, using moving image, sound and digital technologies, to focus on the narrative and duration in landscape.

AirSpace Gallery is a collaborative, artist led project in Stoke-on-Trent, providing professional development opportunities, studio and exhibiting space and support for artists. Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.

Visit AirSpace Gallery

4 Broad Street
City Centre
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 4HL

Open during exhibitions

Thursday to Saturday
11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
by appointment

mail@airspacegallery.org
+44(0)1782 26 12 21

Faust urban art exhibition

  • Event time: June 5, 2015 to July 29, 2015
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“Faust is a New York based graffiti artist, recognised for incorporating classical calligraphic sensibilities with contemporary graffiti writing.
Faust will be exhibiting in the gallery at Entreprenuers 51-53 Picadilly in Hanley throughout June and July — alongside a mural on an opposing building across from the space, which will be a part of the show itself — this is one not to be missed.
Faust – Entrepreneurs facebook event page

Faust art

Appetite presentation and activities

  • Event date: June 17, 2015
  • Event time: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
 in the Henrion Gallery on College Road, Shelton
appetite stoke logoAppetite is a three year, Art Council Funded programme which aims to get more people experiencing and inspired by the arts.  The Creative Communities Unit are responsible for the evaluation of Appetite.
At this event you will be able to see and explore some of the findings from the evaluation of year two of Appetite.
get talking logoYou will find out about the Get Talking approach we take to research and how you can get involved.
You will also be able to see some of the creative ways we have consulted with audiences and developed case studies.
Get ideas of how to present your research or evaluation findings visually and in creative ways.
We will also have some creative case studies, developed by our Artists in Residence, Nic Winstanley and Sarah Nadin.
There will be some lovely food and refreshments and there may, or may not, be Jelly Babies!
If you would like to book a place, please email Caroline Butterwick at c.butterwick@staffs.ac.uk or call on (01782) 294793.

Fantastic Fringe Finale 2015 – 20th June

  • Event date: June 20, 2015
  • Event time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Fantastic Fringe Finale Community Day is packed with activities for people of all ages.

The Fringe Community Parade led by B Arts, starts by the Children’s play area in Hanley Park at 11.45am and will go down Boughey Rd to the Leek Rd site of Staffordshire University to arrive at about 12pm.

There will be lots to see and do on Leek Road. Activities will take place at Staffordshire University and Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. This is the plan for the day so far……

Get creative in the “make it” zones:

Face painting and Henna art

clay flowerWorkshops:

  • animation
  • clay flower-making with Rita from the British Ceramic Biennial,
  • hands on clay with Etruria Artists potters wheel
  • drumming
  • Jasmine flower garlands (1 to 2pm)

Check out the “entertainment” zones:

market

  • Live Final of #StaffsFringeTalent
  • local business and craft markets

 

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Family FILM show at 3pm – Big Hero 6

 

 

 

Afro-Brew band logoMusic from:

  • Afro-Brew
  • Steel for Stoke
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College students

 

Have fun in the outdoor “action” zone:

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  • bouncy castles – one for young children, one for older children
  • tombola
  • egg and spoon race
  • tug of war
  • sack race

 

Talk, listen and learn at the “Info” Zone:

people in communities

  • find out about the Community Plan for Shelton area and share your ideas
  • learn about Etruria Industrial Museum history from volunteers in Victorian dress
  • Give your views on the plans for Hanley Park
  • NHS health information
  • youth and adult education advice
  • meet the University Quarter Community Action Network
  • Look at the plans for Staffordshire University campus developments and have your questions answered.

art show posterView the exhibitions:

  • tours of the University’s student Show and Tell Art and Design show
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College student Art showphoto of art exhibition

picnic

Grab an ice cream from the van!

Bring a picnic or a bit a money for refreshments.

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If you have got any questions about access please phone or email.

Tel: 01782 294415

Email: factnews @staffs.ac.uk

Photos from Fantastic Fringe Finale in previous years give you an idea of what to expect!

Have you got an Appetite for Creativity?

  • Event date: June 17, 2015
  • Event time: 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue: Staffordshire University, College Rd, Shelton, Stoke on Trent

If you like the arts, are creative or would like to be,
this event is for you.

5pm – meet in the Film Theatre entrance for a brief tour of Show and Tell degree show
5.30pm – view the Creative Ageing Exhibition in the UniQube gallery in the Film Theatre foyer
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In the Henrion Gallery on College Rd site of Staffordshire University
6 pm – refreshments and Appetite Get Talking activities
6.45pm – Unlock your creativity – workshop discussion
7.30-9.00pm – Sing with the Voyagers Chorus
You are welcome to join and leave at any point. Just turn up!

Creative Ageing Exhibition

  • Event time: June 16, 2015 to June 19, 2015

UniQube Gallery, Flaxman Building, Staffordshire University

16th to 19th June – open all day

This exhibition will celebrate older people’s creativity.

live age logoIt will include sound and images from North Staffordshire’s Live Age Festival, held in October 2014, which engaged older people in an exciting programme of arts events and activities.

It will also feature a number of other creative projects, led by staff in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies at Staffordshire University, and involving older people.

Fantastic Fringe Finale – don’t miss it!

We look forward to seeing you at the Fringe Festival Finale on Saturday 21st June – a day of free activities for all the family.

pictures of carnival, bouncy castlee and drummersThe fun starts with a carnival procession from Hanley Park down College Road to arrive between 12 and half past on the University campus.

Activities on the University will run from 11.30am to 5.30pm.

Indoors there will be an Art and Craft Market, Indian dancing and drumming, cakes and Asian food, hula hooping, tombola, facepainting, hands-on-clay workshop, a dressing up photo booth on a Centenary theme, hair and beauty stall, Tai Chi, giant bubbles and marbling, a weaving demonstration and workshop and you can take part in a Forensic Crime Science activity.

Outside on College Rd site we will have a bouncy castle, a bar-b-q and Karvan – stories from around the world for children,

Then it all ends with a family film show at 4pm – Despicable Me 2 – with trailers of animations made by local children and families.

All the activities are free. Just bring a bit of cash for food and drink and the Market stalls.

Don’t miss it!